The Final Member

2012

Action / Comedy / Documentary / Drama

77
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 91%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 63%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 1035

Synopsis


Uploaded By: OTTO
Downloaded 34,317 times
June 15, 2014 at 09:41 PM

Director

Cast

720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
688.23 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 15 min
P/S 0 / 3
1.23 GB
1920*1080
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 15 min
P/S counting...

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Imdbidia 8 / 10

The wonders of the penis

The Final Member is one of the weirdest most unique documentaries I've ever watched. Just the subject sounds surreal, perfect for a movie of the absurd, real as real life can be. The subject could be enough to make a comedy, but this is not a comedy, it is a slice of life presented with humour. One of those documentaries you won't forget.

The Phallological Museum in Husavik (Iceland) is a tiny museum devoted to collecting and exhibiting penises from animals all around the word. A priori, it seems naughty or ridiculous, but it is actually not when you watch this doco and heard the reasons behind the foundation by its founder and curator Sigurður "Siggi" Hjartarson. This documentary follows Siggi in his quest to complete his collection of phalli with a human specimen, interviewing and communicating with possible donors in Europe and America; you cannot go out and chop somebody's willy, no matter how pretty, and put it in a jar even if it is for a museum.

The documentary is mostly a personality or character study, and we come to enter into the mind and life of Siggy and the possible donors, and become part of something truly unique. The two directors approach the subject with a good balance of curiosity, seriousness and interest, treating their subjects with utmost respect and consideration. The result is a serious documentary about the absurdity of life. You will laugh or rather chuckle, but still feel that none of the characters was ridiculed or mistreated to make this film. The characters are not ordinary people, they are extraordinary people, perhaps for the weirdest of reasons. Not everything extraordinary has to be beautiful or mainstream.

Not for the faint hearted.

Reviewed by Rinaldi Gulinao 8 / 10

A firmly told story that stays erect throughout its runtime

(warning: this review may prematurely reveal some spoilers)

"The Final Member" is a gripping documentary with a single thrust - the quest by the phallological museum's creator and curator, Sigurður Hjartarson, to secure a human specimen. Although firm in this mission, the film does not make his motivations too pointed. In fact, he comes off as an entirely relatable and warm character that you will not find yourself shrinking from the cold biological and medical truths of what he's trying to achieve. You can just tell that he's not just a man of science, his heart is in fact throbbing with love for nature and the craft of his work.

Perhaps the only prickly character in this whole film was the American donor, Tom Mitchell, who wants himself to come first and foremost by being the first human to donate his member to the museum. However, he is in competition with a 90 year old Icelandic adventurer, Páll Arason, who has vowed to donate his parts upon the consummation of his life. And with this, Mr. Mitchell is willing to cut the line and beat him off to the finish... by planning to have his Elmo - what he has named his beloved sexual organ - surgically removed.

This is the main conflict in this story and I must say, it provides an intriguing clash where you have two phalluses competing for one spot - certainly not the first time this has happened in human history. The editing is masterful and it in fact tugs you left and right, making you unsure how things are going to finish off. But then, the climax comes, and in the end, one of them gets inside before the other, thus securing its owner's 'immortality' if you will.

Reviewed by ghosh77 6 / 10

A New Approach...Likable or not ? That's your call.

This documentary is related to "The Icelandic Phallological Museum". (http://www.phallus.is/en)

A person with a different choice starts collecting penises of different species. One day it grows up to a small museum in Iceland, probably the only of its kind.

The documentary begins with the curator's wish to have his collection completed by having a human penis. Donors are few. Two persons agree. One from Iceland, another from America. Then the documentary goes on with the happenings.

The film has objectivity. Photography is great. Beauty of Iceland is present in many frames.Music is perfectly blended with the film.

Obviously, this documentary is NOT about biological interest, rather it focuses on human psychology.

Read more IMDb reviews

1 Comments

Be the first to leave a comment